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11th CeMM S.M.A.R.T. Lecture with Prof. Oskar Aszmann


Prof. Oskar Aszmann at the 11th CeMM S.M.A.R.T. Lecture (©Bubu Dujmic / CeMM).

On 24 July 2023, CeMM hosted its 11th S.M.A.R.T. Lecture with Oskar Aszmann, Professor at the Medical University of Vienna. As the Director of the Center of Bionic Extremity Reconstruction and Vice-chair of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Medical University of Vienna, Professor Aszmann and his team have been at the forefront of pioneering bionic reconstruction, setting remarkable milestones, including advancements in hand reconstruction.

For the first time after the COVID pandemic, we were joined in person by Professor Aszmann for an enlightening session on bionic limb reconstruction and the significance of the human body in this era of groundbreaking advancements. During his thought-provoking talk, Professor Aszmann provided invaluable insights into his groundbreaking work, with a particular focus on the cognitive challenges that arise when dealing with complex technologies after limb loss. It was a great opportunity to learn more about the potential for moving beyond biological means while grappling with the uniqueness of the human body in the pursuit of restoring mobility and functionality.

We extend our sincere gratitude to Professor Oskar Aszmann for sharing his expertise and invaluable insights and knowledge with us. His dedication to the field of bionic reconstruction, as well the betterment of livelihood and quality of living, is truly uplifting.

If you missed the lecture, you can now watch the full recording here.


About the CeMM S.M.A.R.T. Lecture series

The S.M.A.R.T. Lecture series, an initiative launched by CeMM, is dedicated to addressing current scientific challenges at the intersection of science and society. These lectures foster an interdisciplinary discourse, encouraging researchers to expand their horizons beyond their own fields and engage in meaningful dialogues with a wider audience. From science and medicine to art, research, and technology, the S.M.A.R.T. Lectures cover a diverse range of topics, promoting knowledge sharing and collaboration.